Quick answer
"Disculpe" is a form of "disculpar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to forgive". "No" is an adverb which is often translated as "no". Learn more about the difference between "disculpe" and "no" below.
disculpar(
dees
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kool
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pahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to pardon)
a. to forgive
Por favor, discúlpame por haber roto la guitarra.Please, forgive me for breaking the guitar.
b. to excuse
Discúlpeme por llegar unos minutos tarde.Excuse me for arriving a few minutes late.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to ask forgiveness)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Disculpe, por favor. ¿Me dice dónde está la parada del metro?Excuse me, please. Can you tell me where the subway station is?
Disculpa, no te he visto trabajando allí. Me pondré los cascos.I'm sorry, I didn't see you there working. I'll put headphones in.
disculparse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to admit guilt)
a. to apologize
Si te disculparas, quizás te perdonaría.If you apologized, perhaps he'd forgive you.
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no(
noh
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (negation)
a. no
¿Te gustó el concierto? - No, ese estilo de música no me gusta.Did you like the concert? - No, I don't like that style of music.
b. not
No está lloviendo.It's not raining.
c. non-
Una organización no gubernamental es una asociación que actúa con independencia del gobierno.A non-governmental organization is an association that operates independently of government.
2. (in tag questions; asking confirmation)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Vamos a la fiesta esta noche ¿no?We're going to the party tonight, aren't we?
Firmaste el contrato ¿no?You signed the contract, didn't you?
3. (in tag questions; to make suggestions)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Te acompaño ¿no?I'll come with you, shall I?
Deberíamos llamarlos ¿no?We should call them, shouldn't we?
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
4. (negation)
a. no
Quiero que limpies tu cuarto ahora mismo. - ¡No!I want you to clean your room right now. - No!
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